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2614 Donna and Wayne Walker of Gainesville, Florida with their catch from 11/8/18

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2614 Donna with a 4+ lb. 23.5” trout taken 11/8/18

Keaton Report 11/15-16/18

Trout have been simply ‘off the chain’ as the kids would say before this latest Blow Saturday. We had six days of limits in a row for my charters. We had perhaps the heaviest box of fish, since the spring, last Thursday, for Donna and Wayne Walker of Gainesville, Florida. We had two trout over 23” and a 22” trout as well. Wayne lost a 7+ pound Spanish at the boat and we had a 5+ pound Spanish in the box . Wayne also caught two sand trout, while not so unusual, yet he caught them on live pinfish and the largest one was touching 17 inches! Six Black Sea Bass were also in the mix.

Water temps are coming back up and holding around 70 degrees; but will be going back down by time this is published. We were fishing mostly with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders and the fish were cooperating in 3.5 feet all the way out to 6.5 feet of water just depending on which conditions you had either calm or breezy. We took good keeper trout each trip on Assassin’s 5” shads in Limetreuse Ghost and Arkansas Shiner. I have also caught a bunch of fish on Assassin’ NEW Chartreuse /White Sea Shad both bouncing and rigged up under an Original Cajun Thunder.

I would expect the colder weather this weekend to shift the live bait bite over to shrimp and if the water temps get below 65 degrees, we should see some suspending baits take trout in the shallows. I would try MirrOdines and Catch 2000’s.